Via Daily Caller:
Don’t assume their gender anymore.
In an effort to be more inclusive, the Boy Scouts of America are dropping the “Boy” in their name altogether. Last October, the Boy Scouts unanimously voted to begin allowing girls to join, starting in 2018. And today, the program announced they’re rebranding as the Scouts BSA.
“We wanted to land on something that evokes the past but also conveys the inclusive nature of the program going forward,” Boy Scouts Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh said. “We’re trying to find the right way to say we’re here for both young men and young women.”
The change will take effect in February 2018, around the same time girls will be allowed to start joining the Scouts.